Where society tells us to look away, Chris Rushs photorealistic Conté crayon drawings of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities encourage us to look and we mean really look as we register their strange and glowing beauty.
In Rushs Stare, a ten-year retrospective, were drawn in by a familiar Mannerist quality, and then compelled even more by bright yellow sunglasses or a beach towel. The exhibit also includes Rushs drawings and paintings on found paper and objects, including 17th century legal documents, love letters, and a Civil War-era grocery list.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through May 16, 2010